Dr James Gildersleve

Consultant Oncologist


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Having graduated from Oxford University I completed my initial general medical training in London. I then spent five years training in Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital followed by two years in Leeds.

I have been the Cancer Lead at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, Reading between 1994 to 2017 and the Clinical Director between 2011 and 2017.

I sit on the faculty board of the Royal College of Radiologists.

I am a major contributor to national randomised trials investigating gastro-intestinal and lung cancer.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Gildersleve at Spire include:


General surgery

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Additional information

Head and neck oncology
Lung cancer
Bowel cancer

Special clinical interests: Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancers of the intestine, head and neck and lungs

MBBS / Oxford / 1982
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the British Oncological Association

Clinical trials of chemotherapy for bowel, oesophageal and lung tumours

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. Battle NHS Trust

I have been involved in medical education throughout my career, as tutor, educational supervisor and Deputy Regional Advisor. I was an examiner for the FRCR between 2006 and 2012.

I am on the steering committee for, and investor in, the Windsor Diagnostic and Oncology Centre. In the past I have accepted sponsorship from drug companies, to attend international oncology seminars. I no longer do so. I have no financial relationship with any pharmaceutical company.
Telephone 0118 955 3539
Private secretary Donna Gardner
Private secretary telephone 0118 955 3531
Private secretary fax 0118 955 3519
Private secretary email donna.gardner@spirehealthcare.com